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Date of this Version

Winter 9-27-2021


How computer self- efficacy influence the use of electronic information resources among polytechnic students in Ogun State, Nigeria.


Electronic information resource planning makes it conceivable for users to access new tools and applications for information seeking and retrieval. Electronic information resources have become helpful research tools that enhanced the print collection in the analogue library setting. Computer self-efficacy is an important component to consider in terms of the use of e-resources that are computer-based. A survey research design was adopted for the study. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 370 respondents for the study. Data were collected with the use of a structured questionnaire on the Influence of Computer Self-Efficacy on the Use of Electronic Information Resources among Polytechnics Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation, were used to analyse the data. The result shows that the Internet (= 1.94) YouTube (= 1.74), Search engines (= 1.72), and E-mail (= 1.70) were the major electronic information resource available. The results reveal that screen menu (=3.12), data file (=3.10), and having the confidence to enter and save data file (=3.09) were the items indicated by the respondents as their computer self-efficacy. The result shows that the surveyed students' usage of electronic information resources is constrained by “Inadequate computer facilities to access information” (=3.23), ‘‘Information overload” (=3.02), “Poor internet access” (=2.87) and “Lack of assistance from library personnel” (=2.72). The study concluded that students will utilize the electronic information resources if they have the necessary computer self-efficacy. The study recommended the management of polytechnic should ensure that electronic information resources are available.